iPhone 14 non Pro, heavy under the hood despite an “old” processor

Two of the four new iPhone 14s will not benefit from the new A16 chip. They will, however, have greater capabilities than the iPhone 13s.

Until now, iPhones in the same range have always had the same new main processor, but this year only the two Pro models will feature Apple's new A16 chip, while the two iPhone 14 and 14 Plus will retain the A15 Bionic chip from the iPhone 13. However, they will be technically superior to their predecessors.

Key Features of iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus

It all starts with the RAM, which should be 6 GB compared to 4 GB on the iPhone 13. Then comes the 5G modem, which according to the reputedly reliable “leaker” ShrimpApplePro, will be smaller and more efficient than the previous one version. Its size will leave more room in the smartphone, probably for a larger battery and therefore better autonomy. It could also be Wi-Fi 6E compatible for a faster wireless connection. Finally, the main A15 Bionic processor itself could be modified and therefore more efficient than that of the iPhone 13.

The iPhone 14 line - iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max - is expected to be announced in September, which is next month.